The woodcock is a large bulky wading bird with short legs, and a very long straight tapering bill. Intricately patterned reddish-brown upperparts and buff underparts. The head is barred with black, not striped like that of its close relatives, the snipe.
Probably some of the most challenging birds, Woodcock Shooting is not for the faint hearted. These largely nocturnal birds spend most days in dense cover, so worth the help of out highly experienced guides and dogs. We have excellent Woodcock Shooting locations you will be able to have one of the best shooting experiences of a lifetime, once you go Woodcock Shooting, you will want to go Woodcock shooting again and again.
Most of the birds in the UK are residents; in the autumn birds move to the UK from Finland and Russia to winter here.